Frequently Asked Questions

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may have regarding placenta services, here.

We are not licensed medical professionals, such as care providers or physicians, and we are not able to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any health condition. Services and fees are for the service of encapsulating your placenta, not for the sale of the capsules. Each woman will react to her placenta capsules in different ways. Some of the ascribed benefits of placenta consumption are supported by ongoing research, however these benefits have not been evaluated or approved by the United States government or the Food and Drug Administration. It is your responsibility to determine whether using placenta capsules can be beneficial to your well-being postpartum.

What is the placenta?

The placenta is a disposable organ attached to the inside of your womb during pregnancy. This incredible organ is actually the only disposable organ that the human body creates and then naturally discards once its purpose is fulfilled. When the blastocyst (tiny form of cells that become baby) implant on the uterine wall, placenta development begins. The outer layer of the blastocyst becomes the trophoblast which forms the amniotic sac. It wraps around the cluster of cells protecting the developing baby. The placenta acts as a comforting womb mate to your baby.

What is Placentophagia?

Placentophagia is the process of a new mother consuming her placenta postpartum by either eating the placenta raw, cooked, in capsule form or drinking the juices from the placenta once it is cooked. This is not an issue for vegan mothers because nothing was harmed to bring about the organ meat for consumption. The consumption of placenta is a strong postpartum remedy used by women for centuries, to aid in healing and recovery after bringing forth new life. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and hormones, the placenta is bio-specific to what mama needs in the days and weeks after giving birth. Placentas are as unique as fingerprints, no two being alike. Therefore, the placenta is perfectly catered to your needs with each baby. Placenta encapsulation makes consumption palatable and easy, and the benefits are astounding. Explore the links to learn more about the the benefits of placenta consumption and the methods I offer.

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits. There are 2 common methods of preparation; the raw method and the steamed method.

What is the raw method of preparation?

The raw method of placenta encapsulation is the act of rinsing, slicing, dehydrating and encapsulating. This method avoids the steaming process and there are no herbs added.

What is the steamed/gentle method aka TCM?

The steamed/gentle aka TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine method of placenta encapsulation is the act of rinsing, steaming with herbs, slicing, dehydrating and encapsulating.

What are the benefits of placenta encapsulation?

  • ​Prevents or reduces the risk of developing postpartum depression.
  • Reduces or eliminates the risk of postpartum bleeding and hemorrhage.
  • Provides mom with a boost of Oxytocin to increase bonding experiences.
  • Increases energy levels
  • Helps uterus contract faster
  • Increases the production of milk and makes breastfeeding easier
  • Helps to restore the body's iron levels to normal limits
  • Helps to reduce the risk of insomnia
  • A natural pain reliever
and so much more...

How many capsules will I receive?

​The amount of capsules you will receive will be dependent on the method of preparation you choose, in addition to the size of the placenta. The average range can be anywhere from 50 capsules all the way up to 200+. The steamed method will most likely yield less than the raw method.

How do I store the placenta until you pick it up?

It is super easy to store the placenta until we can pick it up. The placenta can be left out in room temp for up to 3 hours. After this, it is very important to double bag in a ziplock bag and either store in a cooler with ice or put in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for 2 days. If you decide to not encapsulate right away, put in the freezer. Make sure it is double sealed.

What if I have a c-section?

The same would apply for c-section births as vaginal births. Be sure your doctor is aware you are keeping the placenta. In the event you cannot advocate for yourself, be sure your birth support is also aware of your choice so they may ensure you keep your placenta.

What are the hormones/chemicals found in the placenta?

  • ​Oxytocin: natural pain reliever, promotes bonding, helps to increase milk supply.
  • POEF (Placenta Opioid Enhancing Factor): Pain reliever
  • Cortisone:­ This hormone unlocks energy stored in the body and combats stress. (cortisol)
  • Interferon:­ This hormones stimulates the immune system to fight off infections while the mother is healing from birth.
  • Hemoglobin:­ Replenishes iron, stimulates iron production in blood.
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII:­ Lessens bleeding and promotes faster healing.
  • Prolactin/HPL:­ Stimulates healthy mammary function and milk production.
  • Prostaglandins­: Acts as an anti-inflammatory.

What is a placenta tincture and what are the benefits?

​Placenta tincture is where we take a piece of your raw placenta and put it into a bottle with 100 proof vodka. Here, it ferments for 6 weeks to create a tincture that will last a lifetime. Taken under the tongue during menstruation or during menopause is said to alleviate the negative symptoms such as cramps and pain and it may reduce blood loss for a lighter, more pleasant period. It can be given to baby for teething by rubbing a few drops directly onto the gums. If the placenta belonged to girl, she can use the tincture when she starts menstruating to make the transition smoother (less cramping and ick feelings).

What is the Salve?

​The salve is made with powdered placenta, herbs and oils. It provides healing to a c-section scar, hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, cracked or blistered nipples, eczema, sun burn, diaper rash, skin irritation and more. Salve is a super healing, natural triple antibiotic ointment!

Do you ever have more than one placenta at a time?

​No. One of the main reasons we prefer prenatal meetings, is that it allows us to properly book you in our calendar for your due date. If there happens to be two moms who are in labor, we will encapsulate one and return it to her and then pick up the next one. Alternatively, you could bring your placenta home and we can encapsulate there to assure there is no mix up.

How can I be assured my placenta will be encapsulated safely and properly?

We are a fully trained placenta encapsulation specialists through IPPA or International Placenta & Postpartum Association. We are fully certified by Biologix Solutions; Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists and by eFoodhandler basic food safety for the state of North Carolina. Safety and cleanliness are of the utmost importance to us. If you are more comfortable watching the process, we can encapsulate in your home.

Do you take on clients who have HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C?

​Yes we do, however there are certain restrictions. We will only encapsulate in your home with your equipment. We will direct you with supply purchase if you need help.


During promotions or events there may be discounts given. Otherwise, no discounts will be given. I will, however, accept barter as a means of payment.

What would prevent me from encapsulation?

There are certain contraindications that will prevent me from encapsulating your placenta.

  • The placenta went to pathology
  • The placenta has been refrigerated for more than 3 days
  • The placenta sat in room temperature for more than 4 hours
  • The placenta has stringy or mucousy blood
  • Mom had a Uterine infection or chorioamnionitis
  • Mom was a heavy smoker during pregnancy
  • Cancer of the placenta (choriocarcinoma)
  • Some genetic disorders
  • Mother was on certain medications

What if my placenta can't come home with me from the hospital?

If your placenta cannot be returned to you for reasons stated above, you will receive a refund minus the $50 deposit. Exceptions to this rule will be if pregnancy results in miscarriage or stillborn. In that case, a full refund will be issued.


We will issue a refund minus the $50 deposit if you change your mind before services are rendered. We will issue an entire refund if pregnancy results in miscarriage or stillbirth. No refund will be issued after services are rendered.

Payment plans?

Payment plans will be given on a case by case basis. It is very important to us that anyone who wants to benefit from this service gets to. All monies due will be paid before capsules are returned.